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North Korea Bars Foreign Media from Party Congress

After inviting hundreds of international journalists to cover its first ruling party congress in 36 years, North Korea barred the media from entering the actual event. The Workers' Party Congress is the biggest political convention held in North Korea in generations and is expected to bolster young leader Kim Jong Un’s power and formalize his "Byongjin" policy to push simultaneously for economic development and nuclear capability. The last party congress was held in 1980,...

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